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  1. I’m so jealous! Curbside junking is one thing I don’t have in my rural community! Thanks for indulging us our junkin’ fix by sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia! I know we vintage lovers always enjoy seeing someone else’s great haul!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Will check it out, Ann! Thanks for the invitation!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You did a great job of finding all the good stuff, even if i don’t find much it’s still so much fun to go. Have fun repurposing all those things and i will be looking to see what you create.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love having lots of possibilities, Marlene! And, yes, you will be seeing what happens to all of it!

  3. I SO wish we had those curbside days in my town. You got some great finds! I can’t believe people just throw that stuff out!! The cuckoo clocks can go for pretty good money! I have two that were my moms 🙂 And yes, a water theme would be fun for the Thrifty Chicks!!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I know the cuckoo clocks can be valuable; totally why I couldn’t let them go to a garbage crusher!

  4. I can’t believe how many people toss so many treasures like those!
    Can’t wait to see what you create! 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I know, right, Jan? I think there was more than usual, because Thrift stores are closed and no one knows where they can even get rid of it (with social distancing).

  5. WOW. I can’t believe the great finds you got. We never see vintage things like that. I did hear somebody say that after the shelter at home is lifted the Thrift will probably be brimming with things that people cleaned out while home.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I think you’re right, Pamela! People have been home and had extra time to clean and organize; I’m sure they’re “give away” boxes are just waiting to be dropped off!

  6. Shelly T. says:

    I’m with all the rest- WOWSA!! That beats a good day
    junking when you factor in the 0 cash outlay by a mile
    🥳🥳—— and it will be great fun for all of us to see how you transform your treasures! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It makes church sales look expensive;) But I am still missing them, horribly:(

  7. Lora,

    I looked at the pictures over and over in disbelief of what you found. Driving in our neighborhood you see garbage.

    I still can’t believe the furniture pieces. Enjoy!

    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I know, right? I had to hold myself back from going any more days; my building is full! The best neighborhood is every other year, so this can be my 2 year project stash!

  8. Oh my gosh. I so much wish I was there. I remember having so much fun doing this in CA but unfortunately they dont have curb side clean up in FL. I am so jelous

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I wish more areas would do it, Cheryl. It’s such a great concept, and a great way to keep things out of landfills. Everyone can pick up what they want!

  9. You sure got some awesome treasures. I loved the windows, suitcases, clocks, and cha;ndelier but what I loved the most was the bureau and dressing table that appeared to be in good shape. If it were mine; I wouldn’t paint it altho it would be gorgeous in cream or a pastel. I’m 68 and my grandparents had very similar furniture (which I didn’t get–got the kitchen table set with the most uncomfortable 90 degree chairs you ever sat in!). Great memories! You really hit the jackpot!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, the details on those beautiful pieces are awesome. I will probably paint them in some variation of white to pop all those amazing details! Wish my hands worked as fast as my ideas!

  10. wow you really had a great opportunity. we don’t have that in my area, but it would be so much fun! love that old fridge, what a find!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It is a great opportunity, Debra! I have enjoyed it for many years, but I get kind of spoiled getting things for free;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Think we’re all definitely in withdrawls, Linda:(

  11. I love the old chest of drawers in your picture and it looks to be in good shape. I guess people don’t know how much those old typewriters are selling for!!!! Your Mr. Fix-It is a keeper—mine would have been “outta here.” Seeing your thrifting finds and what you do with them are my favorite posts. Keep ’em coming.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      He really doesn’t enjoy it that much, Vikki; I was surprised he agreed to going twice! Any chance to “get out” this year, I think;) Will keep the projects and ideas coming!

  12. Wow, that’s quite the haul! You found some real treasures. Unfortunately they cancelled our community pick up this year due to COVID-19, but I’ll be anxious to get back to it next year.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, bummer! I had wondered if ours would be cancelled, but it wasn’t, and I basically had the piles to myself:)